Indian Gaming, Tribal Government Gaming, Tribal Casinos
Cherokee Nation and Muscogee (Creek) Nation close casinos due to flooding threat

Rising water levels in the Arkansas River are threatening tribal casinos and tribal businesses in Oklahoma.

Posted: May 23, 2019

Open Secrets: Lobbyists rely on Trump administration to block tribal projects

Non-Indian interests have hired lobbyists close to President Donald Trump in hopes of derailing tribes. The strategy appears to be working.

Posted: May 23, 2019

VIDEO: Buena Vista Rancheria celebrates grand opening of long-awaited casino

It took more than a decade but the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians finally achieved success.

Posted: May 21, 2019

Catawba Nation continues to see opposition to casino on homelands

From religious groups to a rival tribe, the Catawba Nation is facing hurdles as it pursues a casino in North Carolina.

Posted: May 21, 2019

Mayor: Ponca Tribe brings hope to the local community with casino

The Prairie Flower Casino represents much-needed economic development on a plot of land that was previously sitting vacant.

Posted: May 21, 2019

Non-Indian firms that fought tribes in talks for sale of gaming property

'Makes no sense at all,' one gaming consultant said of the potential deal in Massachusetts.

Posted: May 21, 2019

Pauma Band hits end of the line with labor sovereignty case

It wasn't all good news from the U.S. Supreme Court as the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians was turned away in a closely-watched labor sovereignty case.

Posted: May 20, 2019

Seminole Tribe suspends revenue sharing payments with state of Florida

After receiving $1.8 billion from the Seminole Tribe, the gravy train is over for the state of Florida.

Posted: May 16, 2019

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe hit with $5.5 million fine for gaming law violations

The threat of massive fines are seen as the only way to stop the St. Croix Chippewa Indians from diverting gaming revenues.

Posted: May 13, 2019

Poarch Band of Creek Indians said to be on Trump's radar

Are the Poarch Band of Creek Indians the next target of President Trump and his terrifying tweets?

Posted: May 9, 2019

Spirit Lake Nation voters authorize sale of liquor at casino

Alcohol is coming to the Spirit Lake Casino and Resort in North Dakota.

Posted: May 9, 2019

Coyote Valley Tribe announces minimum wage increase amid casino milestone

The Coyote Valley Tribe is celebrating 25 years in the Indian gaming industry with some big changes.

Posted: May 8, 2019

Jonodev Chaudhuri lands new job after stint at National Indian Gaming Commission

Jonodev Chaudhuri will be heading up the Indian law and policy practice at the Quarles & Brady firm.

Posted: May 7, 2019

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe back in court to defend gaming rights

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is being forced to defend its sovereignty again.

Posted: May 6, 2019

Catawba Nation asks Congress to fulfill promise in land claim settlement

The Catawba Nation is still seeking a brighter future, nearly three decades after settling its land claim against the United States.

Posted: May 3, 2019

Tejon Tribe finally sees action on long-awaited gaming development

It's taking longer than expected but the Tejon Tribe is inching closer to a casino in California.

Posted: May 2, 2019

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes movement on bill to protect homelands

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is seeing progress on a bill to protect its reservation from being taken out of trust.

Posted: May 2, 2019

Ponca Tribe scores another decision in favor of gaming rights

The Ponca Tribe can engage in gaming on its trust land in Iowa, federal regulators ruled for a third time in the long-running saga.

Posted: May 2, 2019

Settlement reached in sovereign immunity case that went to Supreme Court

A non-Indian couple who were involved in an accident with a tribal casino employee are receiving $110,000.

Posted: May 1, 2019

Stockbridge-Munsee Community loses ruling over rival casino project

The Stockbridge-Munsee Community has once again lost a challenge to a Ho-Chunk Nation casino expansion project.

Posted: May 1, 2019

Non-Indian firm keeps gaming license despite sexual misconduct scandal

Billionaire mogul Steve Wynn trashed tribes in bidding for a casino license in Massachusetts. His legacy lives on.

Posted: April 30, 2019

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Groundbreaking set for casino expansion

The Lucky Star Casino in Watonga, Oklahoma, is getting a five-story hotel, a conference center and more gaming space.

Posted: April 29, 2019

Oklahoma woman charged with murder of grandchild at Kickapoo Tribe casino

Federal authorities say a 50-year-old woman left her grandson inside a parked car on a hot day while she gambled.

Posted: April 23, 2019

Seminole Tribe seeks sports betting as part of compact negotiations

Details are trickling out as the Seminole Tribe engages in Class III gaming compact negotiations in Florida.

Posted: April 23, 2019

Supreme Court won't hear dispute over slip and fall at Navajo Nation casino

The Navajo Nation has prevailed in a lawsuit that tested its sovereign immunity.

Posted: April 23, 2019

Seneca Nation seeks federal review after losing $256 million arbitration ruling

With hundreds of millions of dollars on the table, the Seneca Nation wants the Trump administration to review its gaming compact.

Posted: April 22, 2019

Cowlitz Tribe debuts convenience store and gas station on gaming anniversary

It's been two years since the Cowlitz Tribe opened its long-awaited gaming facility and business only continues to grow.

Posted: April 22, 2019

Catawba Nation homelands bill slated for first hearing on Capitol Hill

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will take testimony on a bill that paves the way for a Catawba Nation casino in North Carolina.

Posted: April 22, 2019

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe accused of numerous violations of gaming laws

Federal regulators outlined a whopping 527 violations of law at the St. Croix Chippewa gaming enterprise.

Posted: April 22, 2019

New Interior leader had 'absolutely nothing to do with' stalled tribal casino

David Bernhardt gets credit for doing a lot at the Department of the Interior. Except when it might get him into trouble.

Posted: April 17, 2019

Quinault Nation accuses software company of illegal 'skins gambling'

A popular video game is at the center of a lawsuit filed by the Quinault Nation.

Posted: April 15, 2019

Kalispel Tribe welcomes visitors to new gaming facility in Washington

The Kalispel Tribe, one of the pioneers in the Indian gaming industry, is hoping to draw patrons closer to home.

Posted: April 15, 2019

'Gaming is here': Tribal corporation makes another go at ballot

Ho-Chunk Inc., owned by the Winnebago Tribe, is rolling the dice once again, betting voters will approve expanded gambling in Nebraska.

Posted: April 11, 2019

Lac Courte Oreilles Band acquires golf course as complement to casino

The Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians bought the Big Fish Golf Club for $1.1 million.

Posted: April 10, 2019

Cherokee Nation helps break ground on hotel next to new gaming facility

'Tahlequah is a place that is on the move,' Chief Bill John Baker said of the capital of the Cherokee Nation.

Posted: April 9, 2019

Seminole Tribe said to be in talks to update Class III gaming compact

The Seminole Tribe has shared nearly $1.8 billion with the state of Florida since entering into a compact nearly a decade ago.

Posted: April 9, 2019

Sports betting moves slowly amid concerns from tribes in several states

A landmark Supreme Court decision opened the door for states to offer sports betting but only a handful have done so amid concerns in Indian Country.

Posted: April 9, 2019

Comanche Nation asks Supreme Court to hear dispute over rival tribe's casino

The Comanche Nation is trying to keep a dispute over a new Chickasaw Nation casino alive in the court system.

Posted: April 8, 2019

National Indian Gaming Commission publishes list of tribes with approved ordinances

According to federal regulators, 290 tribes across the nation have approved Class III gaming ordinances.

Posted: April 4, 2019

Catawba Nation faces more opposition to homelands bill thanks to Eastern Cherokees

Two tribes continue to battle about who has the right to engage in gaming in North Carolina.

Posted: April 3, 2019

Seminole Tribe reports investigation into deaths of two people in Florida

A father and daughter were found dead at the Seminole Tribe's gaming facility in Hollywood, Florida.

Posted: April 2, 2019

Tribes win decision over millions of dollars in revenues demanded by New Mexico

A federal judge has sided with six tribes in a dispute over more than $60 million in gaming revenues in New Mexico.

Posted: April 2, 2019

Buena Vista Rancheria announces grand opening for long-awaited casino

It's taken more than a decade and the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians is ready to celebrate.

Posted: April 2, 2019

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate wins approval of new gaming compact

The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate will be able to offer up to 1,000 slot machines thanks to a new agreement.

Posted: April 1, 2019

Mohegan Tribe enters agreement with sports betting service provider

The Mohegan Tribe entered into an agreement with Kambi Group to serve as its sports betting partner.

Posted: April 1, 2019


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